Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Homemade Laundry Soap

Lately I have been seeing a lot of recipes for homemade laundry soap on the blogs I check somewhat regularly. One of the sites that I saw it on was Pea Pod Creations, but I decided to Google it and see just how hard it would be.
Turns out it is really quite easy!
All that you need is:
*A box of Borax(this is new style packaging)
*Super Washing Soda
*Fels Naptha
Walmart had the Borax and Cub Foods(here in MN) had the Washing Soda and the Nels Naptha stuff, all found in the laundry aisle.

First I cut down the Fels bar into smaller pieces so it wouldn't overwork my food processor.

Then I used the grating blade and chopped it down, I think you can use a hand grater but I wanted to get it done quickly. I'm sure there is a way to grind it even smaller...

Then I added:
1 cup of the grated Fels Naptha
1/2 cup of the Borax
3/4 cup of the Washing Soda
and mixed it well.
Here it is all jarred up and ready to use! 1-2 Tablespoons per load, won't get foamy like other detergents and will wash A LOT of loads. It appears to only cost penny's to do a load with this stuff.
Price Breakdown
Borax -$2.98
Washing Soda -$2.57
Fels Naptha -$1.07
I grated the whole bar of soap and it was enough to make 3 batches of the above recipe.

1 comment:

On Second Street said...

i have always been curious to try making it. does it smell good?